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    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine Former US Envoy Says
    Apr25

    Putin Aims to Destabilize Ukraine Former US Envoy Says

    A former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says recent military moves by Russia show that President Vladimir Putin’s “minimal goal is to destabilize the current government” in Ukraine. John Herbst, who now … …read more Source: Big News...

    Arctic Council summit: environment consensus ruffled by Russia-Ukraine tensions
    Apr25

    Arctic Council summit: environment consensus ruffled by Russia-Ukraine tensions

    US and Russian representatives at the Arctic Council have pledged to keep geopolitics separate from discussions about climate change. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic
    Apr24

    Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

    IQALUIT, Canada (AP) ” The U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations say they’re looking past Ukraine’s civil war and other tensions to prevent oil spills near the North Pole and combat climate change in a place warming faster than the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict (AFP)
    Apr24

    Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict (AFP)

    Yerevan (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on French leader Francois Hollande to restore ties after a year of tensions over Ukraine as the two leaders met on the sidelines of genocide commemorations in Armenia. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia charges Ukrainian aviator over ‘murder’ of journalists (AFP)
    Apr24

    Russia charges Ukrainian aviator over ‘murder’ of journalists (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Friday charged Ukrainian airforce officer Nadia Savchenko over the deaths of two Russian journalists in a politically charged case that has become emblematic of tensions between Kiev and Moscow. …read more Source: The West...

    US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops (AFP)
    Apr24

    US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops (AFP)

    Yavoriv (Ukraine) (AFP) – US paratrooper Gregory Crocker is giving a group of Ukrainian soldiers lesson one in dealing with an unexploded bomb: don’t touch it until the experts arrive. …read more Source: The West...

    In Leaked Letter Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr24

    In Leaked Letter Steinmeier Urges EU To Ease Russian Concerns On Ukraine Trade Deal

    BRUSSELS — A leaked letter from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urges the European Union to quickly ease “Russian concerns” regarding the implementation of a free-trade agreement … …read more Source: Big News...

    Leading Ukraine politician says billionaire inciting unrest
    Apr24

    Leading Ukraine politician says billionaire inciting unrest

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A leading politician in Ukraine has accused the country’s richest man of inciting public unrest to ensure the government steers clear of reforms that would hurt his businesses.Mustafa Nayyem, a respected former… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine
    Apr24

    Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) ” As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country’s massive Russian minority taking inspiration from the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine PM says welfare boost requires economic growth
    Apr24

    Ukraine PM says welfare boost requires economic growth

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s prime minister says there will be no increase to welfare payments until the poverty-stricken country emerges from its security and economic crisis.Arseniy Yatsenyuk told lawmakers Friday that the immediate… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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